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Timings : 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Best Time to Visit : April - July

Tapovan Temple, Dehradun Overview

Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, Tapovan is a holy place which is located at a distance of 5 km from the Dehradun city. Due to the history of the Ashram, devotees flock to the place frequently in the quest to find inner peace. All sorts of holy Hindu rituals are performed at the ashram. The ashram also conducts yoga courses for those interested ones.

Surrounded by greenery visit to this temple is known for releasing the tension and providing a sense of satisfaction as well as peace of mind to the visitors. It is a very famous place to go for meditation and yoga. Interestingly, the word "Tapovan" has been derived from two words- Tapasya which means rigour and van which means forest. Owing to its great weather all year, the place is visited by tourists at all times. 

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How to Reach Tapovan Temple

Tapovan is situated at a distance of 5 km from the Dehradun city. It is also 7 km away from the railway station. It is easy to commute via local transport such as a bus or a taxi.

Tips For Visiting Tapovan Temple

  • The best time to visit the place is from April to July.
  • One can visit Dehradun during the winter season as well to enjoy the snow if it does not become cold!
  • Also, one must take care of the belongings while on the move as the temple can get very crowded.

History of Tapovan

Tapovan as a place holds a lot of spiritual importance because according to Hindu mythology, Guru Dronacharya who was the teacher of the Kauravas and Pandavas in Mahabharat underwent his forfeit here. People visiting the place are thus curious about the incidents which happened there in ancient time. Due to this belief which persists till date, the ashram is used as a place to worship so as to find solitude and apology for wrong doing.

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